banthem crossed arucana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jokker1978, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. jokker1978

    jokker1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    if i want a banthem to lay green eggs how do i cross breed them ?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    You need some Araucanas, Easter Eggers or Ameraucanas.THere are bantams for all three of those.
     
  3. jokker1978

    jokker1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh cool so i wouldnt need to breed my own
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    nah you dont. If you plan on buying egs on ebay let me tell you this: 80-90% of the eggs advertised as Ameraucana or araucanas are actually Easter Eggers.
     
  5. jokker1978

    jokker1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    what is the differant between the easter egger and the ameraconas
     
  6. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Not much in some cases, a lot in other cases. [​IMG]

    "Easter Eggers" are mutts that lay blue, green, or sometimes pink or brown eggs. They are mixes with Ameraucanas, or Ameraucanas that are not of the officially accepted colors.

    Bantam ameraucanas are quite nice birds, IMHO. They lay large eggs for a bantam, and they are attractive birds. If I had more time and space, I'd get more of em. [​IMG]
     
  7. jokker1978

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    the people that my feed store uses doenst carry them and i dont want to have to get 25 birds
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    I don't know, I've never heard of a "banthem". [​IMG]
    I know, you mean bantam, but I just crack up at every little thing...
     
  9. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Ask your feed store if they will add the chicks you want to their order. Different hatcheries call Easter Eggers different things; just be aware that the chances of getting an actual araucana or ameraucana from a hatchery are pretty slim.

    You can also try to find the birds you want from a breeder or on Craig's list
     
  10. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:You can less at Ideal or Meyer hatchery. the link is in the raising baby chicks stickys
     

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